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Octogenarian suing Apple after walking into glass door at Apple Store


Those glass walls and doors at Apple Stores can be a hazard. Although the company installed white "crash graphics" (see photo above) on the glass walls and doors of many stores last year to prevent such an occurrence, 83 year-old Evelyn Paswell walked into the doors of the Apple Store Manhasset on Long Island and broke her nose. The octogenarian is now suing Apple for US$75,000 for medical expenses plus $1 million in punitive damages for negligence.

The crash graphics were installed after several similar incidents. A video taken on St. Patrick's Day, 2010 at an undisclosed store shows a person walking right into a glass wall and falling to the ground, and a similar event happened the night before the opening of the Lincoln Park (Chicago) Apple Store in 2010.

Paswall's lawsuit claims that "the defendant was negligent ... in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning." If the Manhasset store was equipped with crash graphics on the glass, that might be seen as "proper warning." We'll keep an eye on this story as it develops.

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